An archaeological site possibly linked to the Gandhara civilisation has been discovered near a village in Mansehra. The monastery’s walls, built from rugged stones, approximately 3.5 feet wide, feature a specific style of construction commonly found in Buddhist... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on March 4, 2012, 16:00.
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The English word 'wall' is derived from the Latin, 'vallus' meaning 'a stake' or 'post' and designated the wood-stake and earth palisade which formed the outer edge of a fortification. The palisades were in use early on and are mentioned by Homer in the 8th century BCE and later by the historian Polybius. The oldest walls... [continue reading]